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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To move suddenly or violently. Also: To hurl or fling.

Usage examples (35)
  • The spacecraft will hurtle through space at a remarkable speed.
  • After about a dozen runs, the Aptera cleared the hurtle.
  • What if penguins sprout antlers and hurtle out of Mark Penn's colon?
  • Her job now was to find Carlo and hurtle him in to the loos after me. for more
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  • Did the horse "hurtle" (to move quickly or to speed violently) over the huge "hurdle" (a barrier over which a runner or horse must leap)?
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